I do. It is easy to nitpick at this or that. Eric Milton (he started all this!) is always a good whippin' boy... but he cannot take the blame for the 3-game skid. The bullpen has not been the greatest (4ER, 3HRA, 8IP)... but still not the main reason in my book. The REDS starting pitching has not been awesome in the stretch (excpt Arroyo), but they have kept the team in the game (even Milton and Lohse!). 4.57 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP in those three games.
Ladies and Gentlemen, let me introduce your Cincinnati REDS offense. They are the main reason for this 3-game skid. Three games have produced a total of 9 Cincinnati runs. That might work in 1966, but it ain't workin' in 2007. Those 9 runs have been scored in 5 different innings... out of 29 innings at-bat. In other words the runs have been crossing the plate once every 5.8 innings. That ain't gettin' it done. They have 23 hits (8, 7 & 8) in 29 innings at-bat. That ain't gettin' it done.
Time to burn the bats and order some new ones from the Louisville Slugger plant. Or perhaps extra BP in the morning (if the Union will allow this mis-treatment). Not like the REDS have been facing Clemens or even Brandon Webb.